Theme Of The Poem To Keep One's Treasure Protected By Stephan Dobyn

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How Will An Individual Feel When They Have No Meaningful Relationships? Relationships can mean the world to some people and sometimes it even saves them from a life of darkness, whether the relationship is of a friendship, family or even a romantic bond, every relationship is special and meaningful to someone. Some individuals do not have the chance to form meaningful relationships and as a result they met be lost in a life filled with loneliness and sorrow, individuals may even develop a sense of hopelessness and may consider themselves trapped. In the poem To Keep One’s Treasure Protected by Stephan Dobyns we are confronted with an individual whom is upset with their life showing that they are lonely, and the reason being that they have …show more content…
If humans have no meaningful relationships we will fall into a downward spiral where we get a sense of hopelessness and have a hightened feeling of being trapped, like we are a dog tied to a fence waiting for its owner. When individuals feel lost they tend to hide their emotions, “As if they wore their smiles on the inside of their faces”, this quote from the poem speaks on a very personal level to whomever the reader is, whether you are very optimistic or slightly pessimistic we are able to tell that the person in this story is in lots of distress, so much to the point where they even need to hide their emotions because they do not have a single person to talk to. Sometimes individuals experience something traumatic in their life and often enough those individuals have not formed any personal relationships with anyone. This may cause this individual to feel hopeless and cause them to struggle to push through the rough patch of their life. “Those withholders in the doorway, those lumps of coal who flee the fire”. When individuals experience something they do not like, they tend to run away from their problems because they do not have anyone by their side, no matter how hard they try it is hard to face situations alone as one person. Loneliness plays a big role in life, it can greatly affect how an individual …show more content…
But one thing you never get use to is losing all your friends, every, last, one of them. When you are on the opposite side of the country it is not the most effective way to stay social and not lonely, when you move across the country you are forced to do one of two things, either be social and try to make friends, or stay locked up alone. When I moved from Quebec to Cochrane I was very lonely, especially since it way in the very beginning of highschool. Everyone knew each other, but I did not know anyone. Of course like every other new freshmen teenager in highschool, I did not bother to try and become the most popular kid around, I did not even try to make a single friend for a while, but, it started to add up on me, the loneliness I was surrounded by was not pleasant, and that is when I knew I needed to make friends. As time went on without any friends I became very displeased with school and myself, I started to get lazier, did not have any motivation, I had no reason to try. Until, one day at school I began speaking to guy I sat beside in class and turns out we had a lot in common, from that day forward I began hanging out with my new friend and it turned into us recruiting some more friends and making a whole social circle, so we all had someone to talk to! Once this happened I felt all the negative aspects of my social life lift off my shoulders like a feather in the wind. I then had a realization

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